The New York Times recently attended a singles event hosted by Muslim marriage app Muzz and wrote about the platform’s unique events.
In a recent column, the newspaper joined a Muzz singles event in Brooklyn. This year the platform hosted events in Toronto, Jersey City, New York, and Baltimore, as well as in London and Dubai.
At the event, men and women were given stickers to exchange with one another in an icebreaker activity. Prayers mats were also provided, as well as a variety of Halal foods.
One single at the event told The New York Times that he had dated non-Muslims in the past, but that “his exes didn’t understand his religious beliefs and obligations”.
Another guest said that they were looking for a life partner that also prays and fasts, highlighting the value of Muzz’s Muslim matchmaking.
When asked about the prospect of expanding the app for LGBTQ singles, Shahzad Younas, Muzz’s Founder and CEO, stated that it was not in their plans. “We’re still at a stage where the premise of our app, even for the straight market, is considered taboo”, he explained.